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Kick-Ass Reviews

Laremy Legel
Film.com
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Most of the lessons in Kick-Ass are juvenile, but Lordy are they stylishly told.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: A

May 6, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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I found it mighty painful sitting through all the bone crushing and blood-letting.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: D+

April 23, 2010
A.O. Scott
At the Movies
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I know it's all supposed to be tongue in cheek and lots of fun, but frankly this turned my stomach.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

April 19, 2010
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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When filmmakers nudge a child into viewing savagery as slapstick, are we not allowing them to do what we condemn in the pornographer -- that is, to coarsen and inflame?

Full Review Source: New Yorker

April 19, 2010
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Kick-Ass is some kind of twisted fun.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

April 16, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Everything you've likely heard about Kick-Ass is true, providing you've heard it's profane, outlandish, ultra-violent, shocking, funny and wildly entertaining.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

April 16, 2010
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Nicolas Cage is a hoot, a hollar and a fright as Damon Mac ready, a.k.a. Big Daddy. How can he be otherwise? He's a good cop gone mad.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 16, 2010
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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The film has the courage of its genre convictions. It doesn't have even a whiff of market testing. It does everything on its own terms, and in this age of McMansion movies, that's a super accomplishment.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 16, 2010
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Fast, periodically spit-funny and often grotesquely violent, the film at once embraces and satirizes contemporary action-film clichés with Tarantino-esque self-regard -- it's the latest in giggles-and-guts entertainment.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 16, 2010
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Suggested subtitle: Iron Man, You Just Got Served.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

April 16, 2010
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Prepare for amazement: This thing makes Nicolas Cage cool again.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 16, 2010
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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A mosh pit of a comic-book movie that dares you to dive into its anarchy.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3/4

April 16, 2010
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The film is post-modern surgery into the superhero myth, driving a scalpel into the warped logic of misanthropic killers who masquerade as civic do-gooders.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 4/4

April 16, 2010
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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[It] thinks it's so brave and bold. But it's more like the title character, a dweeb who just thinks he's tough.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

April 16, 2010
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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If you're going to play this game, you have to keep doubling down. Kick-Ass can't. The fights never grow in complexity; halfway through, the director has nothing to add.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

April 16, 2010
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It brings together several popular strains of contemporary moviemaking and combines them into one big, shameless, audacious, compulsively watchable, irresistibly likable piece of pure entertainment.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

April 15, 2010
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Peppering an action flick with comedy is hardly original, but the mocking tone and off-kilter vibe set this film apart. It even has a hearty dose of charm, thanks mostly to the most outrageous performance by a child in recent memory.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

April 15, 2010
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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It soars, jet-propelled, on its central idea of matching a superhero's exploits with the grinding reality of urban teen life and on the aerodynamic smoothness of the film's style.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

April 15, 2010
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Vaughn cheerfully mines the queasiness of ... contradiction for satire, but the movie takes the reality of its characters seriously. When good guys die, their loss actually stings.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

April 15, 2010
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Kick-Ass stands as an intriguing fantasy of social networking. To achieve superhero status, you simply put up your own Web site, announce it on MySpace and Facebook and you're on your mythic way.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

April 15, 2010
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It's as if all the arguments about these hyper-violent films -- why they are so popular, what they have done to our culture -- are open for business in one convenient location.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 15, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Kick-Ass is a guilty pleasure of the highest order, a guns-blazing, media-savvy superhero comedy designed to thrill geeks and outrage prudes.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 15, 2010
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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A bizarre and ultimately self-sabotaging movie that defies categorization, Kick-Ass is at times cheap and cynical, while in other moments is ingenious and strangely noble.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 15, 2010
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Kick-Ass has punk energy, ace action moves, and a winning sense of absurdist fun.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 15, 2010
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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At some point it becomes exactly the big, boneheaded movie it was making fun of in the first place.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 15, 2010
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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This is the ultimate fanboy product.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 15, 2010
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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"Kick-Ass" isn't just broken by its flaws ... It's flawed to start with, a hypocritical mess whose attempts to swagger turn into clumsy stumbling and whose knowing wink blinds it to its own problems.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 15, 2010
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Funny, unexpectedly violent romp lets a regular kid play superhero for a while.

April 15, 2010
Dana Stevens
Slate
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What do these characters consider worthy of killing and dying for? That a protagonist lacks superpowers is no reason for him to lack motivation, conviction, or purpose.

Full Review Source: Slate

April 15, 2010
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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This is the most brazenly funny bloodbath unleashed on the public since Pulp Fiction.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 15, 2010
Jonathan Joe
Chicago Reader
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A particularly timely story about civic-mindedness and the pursuit of fame.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 3/4

April 15, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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I started hating this movie around the midpoint.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 15, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Let's say you're a big fan of the original comic book, and you think the movie does it justice. You know what? You inhabit a world I am so very not interested in.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

April 15, 2010
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Kick-Ass earns its name in every way.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 14, 2010
C. Robert Cargill
Film.com
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It will soon be a well-known part of the comic book movie pantheon.

Full Review Source: Film.com

April 14, 2010
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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While not all of the elements fit together tonally, on the surface level -- the level that the title suggests -- Kick-Ass does exactly what it's supposed to, as long as you're game for the language and the gutting.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

April 14, 2010
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Is it a problem that Kick-Ass is by far the most violent movie ever to feature kids as heroes? Parents should consider themselves warned, though personally, I just wish that the film had ended up a bit less of an over-the-top action ride.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

April 14, 2010
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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For those of us who find somber superhero movies faintly ridiculous, Kick-Ass is a one-film justice league.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

April 14, 2010
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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Never as shocking as it thinks it is, as funny as it should be, or as engaged in cultural critique as it could be.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 14, 2010
David Germain
Associated Press
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Director Matthew Vaughn has made an action comedy so bloody funny -- double emphasis on bloody -- fans might need to see it again just to catch the gags they missed from laughing so hard the first time.

April 14, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Crude, bloody and moody, Kick-Ass embraces, at arm's length, its fanboy origins. But maybe they should have decided if they loved these stereotypes, or wanted to ridicule them to death before rolling the camera.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

April 14, 2010
David Edelstein
New York Magazine
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Kick-Ass is a compendium of all sleazy things, and it sings like a siren to our inner Tarantinos.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine

April 12, 2010
Ben Walters
Time Out
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Vaughn directs with efficiency and a good sense of action while Johnson puts in an engaging turn that maintains sympathy and helps paper over some of the plot's more jerky, episodic aspects.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2010
Joe Leydon
Variety
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Kick-Ass offers some genuinely clever observations about the creation of celebrity in a world where viral video clips and latenight talkshow quips can turn attention seekers into overnight sensations (and inadvertent role models).

Full Review Source: Variety

March 16, 2010
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